1989 Rolex Day Date Onyx Dial Ref. 18238

Year of issue: 1989
Reference number: 18238
Condition: mint
Status: sold
Dealer country: Dubai
Dealer name: Tariq Malik
Price in US $ n/a


The Onyx Day Date       - Rolex has manufactured Hard Stone dials in very limited numbers and due to the nature of the materials we would classify them as Exotic dials. The favourite among collectors and those who aspire to be is the Onyx dial. The Onyx dial is known for its simplicity, its unique stealth look and its minimalist appearance like no other dial. The power of black and gold is second to none and though there are no gems fitted on the dial or case, this is a very glamorous watch  We are happy to have one of these in stock again, having hunted them down more often in the past, we can tell you that there are numerous counterfeit Onyx dial on the market and to buy with confidence. Here is a early 18238 Day Date in overall crisp and sharp condition with a flawless Onyx dial - if you have been looking for one, this is your chance.

Brand Rolex
Model Day Date Onyx dial
Ref. No. 18238
Serial No. L561xxx
Year 1989
Gender Gents
Case Size 36mm
Case Excellent 18K case that is not showing much wear from age. The lugs remain fat with healthy proportions. The fluted bezel is also on excellent condition. Case numbers are crisp and clear
Dial Orig. 'Swiss Made' Onyx dial
Bracelet / Strap Excellent President bracelet showing very light wear. The bracelet has 21 links
Price Sold
Crystal Sapphire
Movement Automatic
Functions Day, date
Condition Very good
Box No
Papers No


Tariq Malik


In 1956, the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date made its debut. Available only in 18 ct gold or platinum, it was the first wristwatch to display the date and day of the week spelt out in full in a window on the dial. With the President bracelet, originally created specially for it, the Day-Date continues to be the watch par excellence of influential people.


Rolex watches have long been associated with those who have, over time, guided the destiny of the world. No matter their vision, their domain of excellence, or their achievements, the one thing these exceptional men and women have in common is often their watch: the Day-Date.